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Looking Glass Rock

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Topo map  USGS Shining Rock
Prominence  265 m
Parent range  Appalachian Mountains
Elevation  1,210 m
Mountain range  Appalachian Mountains
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Location  Transylvania County, North Carolina, U.S.
Similar  Devil's Courthouse, Black Balsam Knob, Mount Pisgah, Cold Mountain, Waterrock Knob

Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The mountain is located within Pisgah National Forest about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) northwest of Brevard and 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Asheville. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft.

Map of Looking Glass Rock, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

Trails from Forest Service Road 475 and 475B lead to the top of the mountain. It is a moderate/strenuous trail climbing 1700 ft over 3.1 miles to its peak where panoramic views can be seen. There is a flat slab on the top, that can be used as a helipad.

Looking Glass Rock is a popular rock climbing destination. Whether it is free climbing, multi-pitch or aid climbing, dozens of routes traverse the South Face, North Face, Nose Area, Sun Wall, Invisible Wall and Hidden Wall to the top of the mountain.

From the top of Looking Glass Rock, panoramic views can be seen of the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountains of Transylvania County.

References

Looking Glass Rock Wikipedia


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